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82819.jpgThe Second Biennial Pan Asian Conference is one of the  the largest gatherings of English Teaching professionals in world.  PAC2 is the result of a joint partnership among JALT, KOTESOL, and ThaiTESOL in cooperation with IATEFL, TESOL Inc., ETA-ROC,  and TESL Canada.  It is estimated that more than one thousand people 8286.jpgwill attend this year's conference, which is being held at the beautifully spacious Olympic Park in Seoul Korea from October 1-3.  The majority of presentations will be held at the Olympic ParkTel, which offers modern conference facilities and reasonable accommodations for visiting participants. 

   For a complete schedule of PAC2, click here. Throughout the conference, Asianbridges will be working with the conference organizers to webcast the sights and sounds of this unique event.  Our coverage will begin Thursday afternoon with interviews filmed on behalf of BBC  and the arrival of students participating in the Asian Youth Forum (AYF), and international gathering of university aged students being held in conjunction with PAC2.  The Official AYF Site has more information about how to participate in the inaugural AYF event. 
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   Friday Morning will begin with a Fun Run around Olympic Park, which will provide a backdrop of beautiful footpaths, striking sculpture gardens,  and lush green open fields.  For more information about the this event, contact Edith J. Dandenault at msd26@hotmail.com

8282.jpg Friday afternoon, the first of almost 200 presentations will be made, followed by the opening plenary speech by Suntana Sutadarat , then an opening reception on the waterfront patio of Olympic Park. For more information about presentations and plenary speakers, visit the corresponding sections of this site.  Throughout the conference, we will be recording and uploading photos and audio summaries from presentations, video interviews from  assorted participants, audio from our 'Open Mic', and video reports from our team of webcasting journalists. 
   We invite you to participate in this Online Event by posting questions in our Q&A section, and making your voice heard in the 
Chat Rooms and on our Discussion Board.  If you have any further questions about Asianbridges Coverage of PAC2, please contact us at: pac2@Asianbridges.com  Questions about PAC2 registration and program information should be directed to the appropriate members of the PAC2 organizing committee


General Conference Information
Baggage check
Hotel lobby bell desk
 
Computers
The business center has three computers with internet access available for a fee.
 
Conference sites
There are two venues for the conference: TTI and the Olympic ParkTel. There will be shuttle bus service between the two sites. A
walking route can be found on the area map included in this handbook on page 6.
 
Convention/Organizational meetings
PAC Journal meeting: Friday, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Azalea
PAC Council meeting: Saturday, 8:30 - 10:20 AM, Lily
KOTESOL annual business meeting: Sunday, 8:50- 9:40 AM, Mugung Hwa
PAC3 Meeting: Sunday, 8:50- 9:40 AM, Orchid
Employment Center
The employment center is located on the third floor. Hours are: Friday, 1 - 5 PM; Saturday, 9 - 6 PM; Sunday, 9 - 3 AM.
 
Elections
Ballot box inthe registration area is open Sat 9:00 - 5:00 PM; Sun 9:00 - 3:30 PM. KOTESOL members in good standing may vote
for officers during these times.
 
Food and Beverage Service
There are a number of options for food and beverage. Near TTI, there is a Pizza Hut and a McDonalds. In the Olympic ParkTel, we
have the Rendevous Coffee shop on the first floor, a Korean restaurant in the basement, and a buffet restaurant with a fabulous view on the top floor. There are also a number of fast food type restaurants and convenience stores in the Peace Plaza next to the plenary hall and Peace Gate. Box lunches and coffee will be on sale in the lobby on Saturday and Sunday from about 12noon - 1:30 PM.
 
Photocopying
The Olympic ParkTel business center has limited photocopying service for 200 won per page.
 
Presenter check-in
All presenters are requested to check-in at the presenter check-in desk in the registration area to pick up their presenters’ packet.
Hours are: Friday, 12 noon - 4 PM; Saturday, 8:15 AM - 1:15 PM; Sunday, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM.

Presentation Rooms
As much as possible, presentations are scheduled in rooms according to themes.
Culture: Cosmos A (all days)
Curriculum/programs: Bong Sun Hwa (all days)
Elementary/Secondary schools: Cosmos B, Magnolia A (all days)
ESP: TTI 306/7 (Saturday only)
Global Issues: TTI 306/7 (Sunday)
Grammar/Language: TTI 301/2 (all days)
Listening: TTI 303/4 (Saturday)
Learner Development: Bong Sun Hwa (all days),
TTI 303/4 (Sunday)
Materials Development: Mugung Hwa (all days)
Miscellaneous: Azalea, Lily (all days)
Publishing: Daffodil (all days)
Research: Magnolia B (all days)
Speaking/Pronunciation: Ume Flower, TTI 401 (all days)
Teacher Development: Orchid (all days)
Technology in Education: Wild Rose (all days)
Video/Music: TTI 403 (all days)
Writing: Rose (all days)

Publisher/Software Exhibition
The main publisher’ s exhibition will be on the first floor in Olympia Hall. But many exhibitors will have booths in the lobby, on the
second floor, the third floor, and the fourth floor.
 
Registration
Registration and tote bag pick up hours are:
Thursday, 6 - 8 PM; Friday, 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM; Saturday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM; Sunday, 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
 
Shuttle bus
A shuttle bus service between TTI and the Olympic ParkTel will be provided free of charge to conference participants. It will run
approximately every 20 minutes, with more frequent service before and after the plenary sessions. The exact time schedule varies
with the presentation schedule. Please consult posted signs for exact shuttle bus information.

Telephones
Pay telephones are available in the lobby near the entrance.

Ticket sales
Some banquet tickets for Saturday night will be available for sale in the registration area on Friday and Saturday.

Tours
Cindy Myung from Xanadu Travel will be offering area tours. Please check with her at the Xanadu Travel desk near the registration area.

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PAC: The Mission
The revised PAC Mission Statement below was drafted on March 14th, 1999 at the Chauncey Conference Center, Princeton, New Jersey. The PAC Planning Committee was hosted by Julia To Dukta, Executive Director of the TOEFL International Lan-guage Programs for the Educational Testing Service for a two-day seminar on the
Pan-Asian Conference series. The PAC Planning Committee is scheduled to discuss and ratify the final version of the document at the Second Pan-Asia Conference Draft PAC Mission Statement
Preamble: Recognizing the evolving role of English as an international language in Asia, PAC (the Pan-Asia series of conferences): An international forum for English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals in Asia, is committed to forging an identity which encompasses the commonalities and diversity inherent in the teaching and learning of English in the Asian context. With a will to realize this responsibility, PAC is committed to the following objectives:
  1. to explore and investigate ELT in the Asian context
  2. to create opportunities for collaboration among native ELT professionals and non-native with respect and appreciation for the distinctive contributions all make
  3.  to enhance professional development for all educators engaged in ELT within and among countries
  4. 4. to advocate equal access for ELT professionals in Asia to all PAC activities re-gardless of socio-economic background, race, gender, religion or creed
  5. to promote cross-cultural awareness, understanding, and appreciation
  6. to identify and articulate issues and problems impacting effective teaching and learning in the Asian classroom
  7. to pursue methodology appropriate to the Asian context
  8. to provide a forum to support cross-cultural collaborative efforts via:
    • conferences
    • theoretical and classroom-based research projects
    • materials development
    • networking opportunities
    • exchanges
    • publications
    • other programs


Conference Co-chairs:
Carl "Dusty" Dusthimer, Hannam University
"Jay" Kim Jeong-ryeol, Korea National University of Education
David McMurray, Fukui Prefectural University

Pan Asia Consortium Committee:
Scott Berlin (KoreaTESOL)
Kim Jeong-ryeol (KoreaTESOL)
Carl Dusthimer (KoreaTESOL)
Joo-Kyung Park (KoreaTESOL)
Han Sang Ho (KoreaTESOL)
Johanna E. Katchen (ETA-ROC)
Andy Leung (ETA-ROC)
Maosung Lin (ETA-ROC)
The Pan Asia Consortium Committee is comprised of past and current presidents from each of the four partner organizations: ThailandTESOL, KOTESOL, JALT, and ETA-ROC.
Each organization has a single vote.
Kanittha Navarat (ThailandTESOL)
Prapa Vittayarungruangsri (ThailandTESOL)
Suntana Sutadarat (ThailandTESOL)
Naraporn Chan-ocha (ThailandTESOL)
Suchada Nimmannit (ThailandTESOL)
David McMurray (JALT)
Gene van Troyer (JALT)
Joyce Cunningham (JALT)

Conference Co-chairs:
Carl "Dusty" Dusthimer, Hannam University
"Jay" Kim Jeong-ryeol, Korea National University of Education
David McMurray, Fukui Prefectural University
Pan Asia Consortium Committee:
Scott Berlin (KoreaTESOL)
Kim Jeong-ryeol (KoreaTESOL)
Carl Dusthimer (KoreaTESOL)
Joo-Kyung Park (KoreaTESOL)
Han Sang Ho (KoreaTESOL)
Johanna E. Katchen (ETA-ROC)
Andy Leung (ETA-ROC)
Maosung Lin (ETA-ROC)
The Pan Asia Consortium Committee is comprised of past and current presidents from
each of the four partner organizations: ThailandTESOL, KOTESOL, JALT, and ETA-ROC.
Each organization has a single vote.
Kanittha Navarat (ThailandTESOL)
Prapa Vittayarungruangsri (ThailandTESOL)
Suntana Sutadarat (ThailandTESOL)
Naraporn Chan-ocha (ThailandTESOL)
Suchada Nimmannit (ThailandTESOL)
David McMurray (JALT)
Gene van Troyer (JALT)
Joyce Cunningham (JALT)